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SOWNY » Been Losing Buffalo Stations OTA? This Could Be Why » Today 11:39 am

Hamiltonboy
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tvguy wrote:

By the weekend, you are likely to see a major improvement in WKBW reception.   Possibly WUTV and WNYO as well.  Based on postings on AVS forum, the helicopter crew is expected to hoist the new antenna for WKBW today or Friday.   It is also expected that the crew will also hoist a new antenna for the WUTV Grand Island Tower site, where WNYO and WUTV will broadcast from on RF 32.

 

Thought WNYO Channel 49 was on RF 16. Is it changing?

SOWNY » New WBBZ-TV Subcarriers Mean You May Need To Rescan » July 28, 2020 8:00 pm

Hamiltonboy
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New subs up and running. But I think in a different order than described above.

SOWNY » Tell me about tropo » July 15, 2020 8:25 am

Hamiltonboy
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This morning I viewed WHAM ch. 13 and subs (RF 9) from Rochester and CIII ch. 27 from Peterborough area, but no WHEC or anything else from Rochester or CHEX from Peterborough. Shouldn’t tropo conditions bring all channels from the same area? I’m just learning about this stuff.

SOWNY » PBS World » June 29, 2020 6:50 pm

Hamiltonboy
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Thanks for checking. Seems there are lots of cooking shows and even cooking channels out there. I’m sure it’s a financial decision. Not sure what it costs to affiliate with World and what’s the electric bill for running another sub-channel.

SOWNY » PBS World » June 28, 2020 10:57 am

Hamiltonboy
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Anybody know why WNED no longer carries PBS World? And hasn’t for quite a while? PBS stations in Rochester and Erie both have sub-channels that carry it. I enjoyed it more than Create—which seems to be mainly cooking shows.

SOWNY » When Will The Repack Hit City, OMNI & Global? » June 24, 2020 5:18 pm

Hamiltonboy
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mace wrote:

CKFH was  923-0921 and I think CFRB was 924-5711

Good old C-8-ch-mel.  Liberty 7-0121 or (as Tom Cherington always said, “If you’re calling from the beauty spots,”) Zenith 9-9240. Then at some point they changed to 645-3221 and Zenith 9-9-900. Before 1-800 numbers, I think.

SOWNY » CFTO weak signal » May 4, 2020 12:08 pm

Hamiltonboy
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It was particularly bad this weekend, but generally less reliable since switching to real channel 8. Any explanations or hopes for improvement?

SOWNY » What happened to Broadcast Dialogue Weekly Briefing? » March 7, 2020 11:11 am

Hamiltonboy
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Came to my inbox every Thursday until 2 weeks ago. Archives on site only go to end of February as far as I can tell.

SOWNY » Exactly One Month To Go Before Final Buffalo OTA Stations Repack » February 14, 2020 9:51 pm

Hamiltonboy
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I’m in Oakville. CFTO reception not nearly as good since it changed from real channel 9 to 8. Can disappear completely when a truck drives by.

SOWNY » The National » January 24, 2020 11:59 am

Hamiltonboy
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Peter and Lloyd were usually just Monday-Thursday by the end of their careers.

SOWNY » Anyone else having recent issues with Buffalo OTA stations? » December 8, 2019 3:22 pm

Hamiltonboy
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Very informative and helpful tvguy. Thanks for taking time to spell out all those details. I’m in Oakville and never can pick up the 49s. Maybe that will change by March 13.

My experience on the last set of changes was to receive the 51s very strongly since then and hardly at all before then.

SOWNY » What’s going on with Ian Hanomansing? » November 13, 2019 10:37 pm

Hamiltonboy
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It looks like Ian has been relegated to doing a few short news clips out of Vancouver while the “other three” get star billing. Is the CBC rethinking its post-Peter strategy?

SOWNY » Licence plates matching call letters » November 9, 2019 1:50 pm

Hamiltonboy
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CFTO CITY CHFI CKOC and CHUM will never be seen since regular Ontario plates don’t use vowels I, O, or U.

SOWNY » Why doesn't Toronto media do a better job of covering "the media" » September 13, 2019 9:20 pm

Hamiltonboy
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The Toronto Star used to have regular TV columnists – a guy named Jack, whose last name eludes me at the moment, the curmudgeonly Dennis Braithwaite, Jim Bawden and more. I think it was Greg Quill who covered radio for them, although all too often, it was only CBC programming.

It was Jack Miller. Both he and James Bawden came to the Star from the Spectator.

SOWNY » Are These The Only 5-Call Letter Stations In Canada Or The U.S.? » September 8, 2019 7:29 pm

Hamiltonboy
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I don’t think CKX exists any longer and CKY masquerades as CTV Winnipeg. And is there a CBA that CBAFT is connected to?

SOWNY » Instant Replay: Your “Guide” To Saturday Morning TV » August 5, 2019 12:34 pm

Hamiltonboy
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RadioActive wrote:

Wow, I was sure that was a misprint. How did a U.S. station ever get affiliated with a Canadian network? That just sounds bizarre to me and I'm surprised the government let it happen. And I thought shared time stations were weird.  

I recall that Jack Miller covered this phenomenon in his Spec Radio/TV column. Is his material archived somewhere?
 

SOWNY » Instant Replay: Your “Guide” To Saturday Morning TV » August 5, 2019 8:46 am

Hamiltonboy
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1968. I remember Jamestown WNYP ch. 26 being affiliated with CTV. No mistake. It showed Definition and other CTV Canadian productions, but couldn’t carry US programs for which CTV had the Canadian rights.

SOWNY » CFTO Airs Channel 9 Rescan Warning For Antenna Users » April 21, 2019 5:55 pm

Hamiltonboy
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What are the new assignments for WUTV, WPXJ, WNED and WKBW?

SOWNY » WKBW-TV's 60th Anniversary Hour Long Special Available Online » November 27, 2018 9:52 pm

Hamiltonboy
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W

Peter the K wrote:

To be fair, how much of a 60 year legacy can you present 44 minutes?  You could do a ten-part documentary and still probably leave things out.  Assuming, of course, much of it still existed.

On another topic, it's not entirely unheard of for one channel to air another's programming.  Back in the 70s, I vaguely remember when on late Friday nights, WBEN (now WIVB) used to air a few late-night ABC network shows while WKBW showed a movie -- or maybe it was the other way around.

 

 
I think I remember that WBEN carried  the Joey Bishop show from ABC because WKBW could make more money on movies, including Friday night’s “Fright Night Late Show.”

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